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UAW Public Relations Department: Simon Alpert Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR001083

Scope and Content

The collection consists of Mr. Alpert's reference subject files used mainly for writing articles and preparing press releases.

Series Description: Series 1: Subject Files, 1970-1980, Boxes 1-12

Dates

  • 1970 - 1980

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials.

History

Simon Alpert was born in Peabody, Massachusetts on April 4, 1920. He received his B.A. in journalism at City College of New York in 1941, where he had served as editor of the campus student newspaper. He subsequently worked as a journalist at the Washington D.C. Daily News, the Owosso, Michigan Angus Press and the Toledo Blade. From 1967 to 1982, he worked for the UAW as a journalist for Solidarity and the Public Relations Department. During this period, Mr. Alpert served as chairman of the UAW unit of the Detroit Newspaper Guild and was active in the OPEIU. He edited the UAW Credit Union quarterly newsletter Dough Notes, prepared several UAW pamphlets and frequently wrote articles for Solidarity.

Extent

6 Linear Feet (12 MB)

Abstract

Subjects include: community action programs; working conditions; unemployment

Arrangement

Folders are arranged alphabetically by subject.

Acquisition

Mr. Simon Alpert donated his papers to the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs in April of 1982.

Related Materials

UAW Public Relations Department Records, UAW Public Relations Department Photographs and Sound and Video Recordings, UAW Public Relations Department: Frank Winn Records

Transfers

Approximately 70 photographs relating to Solidarity articles, including 3 of UAW strikes in the 1930's. Numerous magazines and newsletters received with this collection are available in the Archives library. Most subject files contain some non-manuscript material that reflects how the files were used.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library in April 1993.
Title
Guide to the UAW Public Relations Department: Simon Alpert Records
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Date
1993-04
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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